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Young to Skate for Wolves During 2016-17 Season

The Chicago Wolves announced Friday that defenseman Gus Young has signed a contract to play for the organization.

“He’s just a solid all-around defenseman,” said Wolves general manager Wendell Young. “I think he’s undervalued and he’ll add depth to our blue line.”

Prior to joining the Wolves, the 25-year-old Young spent time with the Worcester Sharks (2014-15) and the San Jose Barracuda (2015-16). Through two American Hockey League seasons, Young owns 8 goals and 23 assists in 132 regular-season games.

Gus YoungThe Dedham, Massachusetts native played for the Yale Bulldogs for four seasons (2010-14). He was a member of the squad that won the 2013 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship, the first in the school’s history. Young factored on one goal in the 4-0 title-game victory over Quinnipiac University. He finished his college career with 40 points (12 goals, 28 assists) in 110 games.

Young was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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